"Apokolips Express, Part Two": Black Canary confronts Pharzoof, the little parademon who is responsible for bringing her, Catwoman and a train loaded with U.S. Marshals and five supervillains to Apokolips via a boom tube. He tell
Birds of Prey #14 is an issue of the series Birds of Prey (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 2000.
Synopsis for "Apokolips Express, Part Two"
Black Canary confronts Pharzoof, the little parademon who is responsible for bringing her, Catwoman and a train loaded with U.S. Marshals and five supervillains to Apokolips via a boom tube. He tells them his life story how he was left to die as a 'child' because he was deformed, but somehow survived and developed a personality which is uncommon among his race. Now his goal is to take over Apokolips with the help of the super-villains from Earth. He brought Black Canary on board for revenge because she interfered in one of his plans before. Dinah cannot pay the little runt back right now because they are in need of a new mother box as the one Pharzoof possessed was destroyed by the U.S. Marshals.
While the U.S. Marshals are attacked by an army of Apokolips and they have to unleash the five formerly imprisoned super-villains on that army, Pharzoof leads Black Canary and Catwoman into the armory of the Female Furies. And indeed, the parademon finds another Mother Box in the armory, but then suddenly Lashina shows up and attacks Black Canary.
On Earth, Oracle finally receives some valid information regarding the disappearance of Black Canary and the prison train. According to the U.S. Marshals on site, the radiation readouts look like a boom tube was involved and this frightens Oracle.
Meanwhile, Black Canary is able to fend off Lashina with the help of Catwoman who was more interested in the diamonds lying around than in finding the Mother Box. Together, they return to the U.S. Marshals just in time before these are overwhelmed by the armed forces of Apokolips. Using the boom tube everybody gets back to Earth where they are greeted by the rest of the U.S. Marshals and Power Girl who immediately contain the super-villains. Catwoman, of course, is gone without anybody noticing her disappearance...
Appearing in "Apokolips Express, Part Two"
- United State Marshals Service
- U.S. Marshal Roeder
- U.S. Marshal Delgado
- U.S. Marshal Gregson
- Granny Goodness (New Earth) (Mentioned only)
- The issue is dedicated to "Jack Kirby, the Highfather"
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